Gold Award – School Games

The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward and recognise school’s engagement (provision and uptake) in the School Games against a national benchmark and to celebrate keeping young people active, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.

Our physical activity and school sport achievements this year include:

1st place in the county final netball, 

2nd place in the county for indoor athletics

5th place in the county for girls football. 

We also won our local competitions in cross county, handball, netball and tennis. 

Other sports pupils have taken part in are, Hockey, Cricket, Football, Multi sports, Sailing, Gymnastics, Dance and Dodgeball. 

We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of physical activity and school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our events possible.  We are committed to using the School Games to try and engage those young people who haven’t previously been active or represented our school and to try and ensure that all our students have a positive experience and want to try out new activities beyond school too in our community.  We believe in the power of physical activity and school sport as a school and give opportunities to those young people that need it most either as a participant, leader, official or volunteer.

As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas linked to the five School Games outcomes and we are pleased thatthe hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.

A special thanks to: 

Mr White & Mrs Maidman

and all the pupils that took part in sports events and clubs throughout the year.

This week at school – Week Beginning 26th Sep

It has been another busy week at school. Well done to all the children chosen in Celebration Assembly.

Year 1 enjoyed a scavenger hunt and were able work out what season they were in. In music they have started learning the rap from the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. I’m sure some mums and dads will remember it!

Year 2 have been developing their grammar and learning to respect the rules of grammar. They’ve been learning about nouns and will be moving on to expanded noun phrases. In maths they’ve been counting in 10’s and 1’s.

Year 3 had an interesting History lesson looking at stone age life and looking at farmers. In DT they started designing a soft toy for a stone age toddler and they will be beginning to make these next week.

Year 4 have been continuing to read our class text and have started making an information leaflet on the Roman Baths. They’ve been learning about circuits in science and what makes a complete or incomplete circuit.

Year 5 have been taking part in discussions and working on explaining their answers. They have started reading a new class text and first impressions suggest they will really enjoy this book. In Maths they’ve been looking at mixed operations and negative numbers.

Year 6 completed an investigation into light and how it works. In art they have started a project on cartoons and will using these to cartoons to tell stories.

Requiem for the Queen from Father Tim

Dear Parishioners, This morning the Catholic community is uniting with the nation in mourning at the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. May she rest in peace. 

We pray also for the Royal family, and especially for her son, the new King Charles III.

This morning’s at Swanage Mass was a Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of the Queen.

Here is the link:

Also attached is a statement from Cardinal Vincent Nichols, and also some prayers from the Bishops’ Conference for us to use at this time.

Also a link to a message from the Diocesan administrator, Canon Paul Cummings: Link Here

FR Tim.